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August 3rd, 2008 at 10:38 am

My ex-husband and I have been divorced for 1 year in July. My attorney said it was best to bifurcate the divorce decree portion from the financial aspect since it had been many years since we have been separated. So this July, after ex had drug out the financial part of it, and incurred much more fees and costs, he was found to be in contempt. He willfully did not sign the deed for the property over to me, nor did he pay me the $5600 of attorney's fees and court costs, which he was ordered by the court to do. So anyway in July '08, he never showed up in court for the contempt issue. Now, the prothonotary at the court house will convey the property to me by executing a new deed. Ex will still owe me the $5600, but I seriously doubt I will ever see a penny of that.

On another note, back in March/April '08, I applied for child support for my children. At the domestic relations conference, it was determined that my ex was unemployed (got fired in Sept '07 and hasn't worked since then) and also he hadn't filed his 2007 income taxes. Anyway, the court order required him to land a job, but in the meantime he was supposed to pay me about $325/month for his 2 children. Since that time, he hasn't paid me 1 cent for them either. So this past week, I went to court once again because he was in contempt for not complying with the child support order. And guess what??? He never showed up!! He currently owes me about $1300 and now has a bench warrant out for his arrest. I'm not holding my breath on this $ either.

I do not communicate at all with my ex even for the children's sake because he doesn't have visitation privileges. I am just so glad to be rid of him and am much better off financially without having to deal with another person who doesn't contribute anything to society or the personal finances of the household/children.

7 Responses to “Legal Ramblings...”

  1. Swimgirl Says:

    Yikes! You are a strong woman! Keep up the good work and enjoy your children.

  2. momcents Says:

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    Sounds like you are on the right track. My aunt has been through some similar stuff and she will never see a penny out of the ex either. Stuff I wish I could go into here, but just can't. Too nauseating for most to read. He even went as far as to stab himself and call the police claiming she did it! Best wishes to you and your children will appreciate you for all you've done.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Um, wow. What a deadbeat.

    I'm sure you are glad to get rid of him, but it really is a shame that he's getting away with not paying up and taking responsibilities. Especially sad is that he doesn't appear to care much about his own children.

  5. gamecock43 Says:

    wow, sounds like there is alot going on. keep us updated

  6. Blue Eyes Says:

    Thanks for the support everyone.
    At the domestic relations conference, my ex stated that he would give me his portion of the marital property in exchange for me to never require him to pay child support!! Two completely unrelated issues!! I couldn't believe it. The truth of the matter is that he wasn't even granted any portion of the property. It was conveyed 100% to me.

  7. carolina-pirate Says:

    Another female...that probably chose to divorce her husband because she was tired of her old life....and has used the courts and the law to drive her husband into bankruptcy...another smart move.

    Any mother or father that takes satisfaction out of depriving their children of their parent....that tells the true story.

    Wake up males......do not marry in the U.S. until we have equal protection under the law.

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